11. Men will do more cosmetic procedures. The drivers for this will be the competitive jobs market and the “no downtime” procedures. Sometimes experience isn’t all that is needed to land a job. To compete with the younger job seekers, the more “experienced” men are seeking procedures that can improve their looks, yet not keep them out of the public for very long. Botox, fillers, Ulthera, and Coolsculpting will become even more popular for men.
12. The number of people getting facelifts will continue to drop. With the improvements in skin tightening by Ulthera and full face volumization with dermal fillers, particularly collagen stimulators (Artefill and Sculptra) the aging face can be more naturally improved. There will be a trend for younger patients to start anti-aging treatments earlier leading to “more graceful” aging. People are not as willing to undergo the knife given the associated risks, downtime, and potential for undesirable results.
13. Artefill, a permanent filler that stimulates collagen, will gradually replace fat grafting for the face. As an off the shelf solution, Artefill is much more attractive to the patient than undergoing 2 procedures for fat; fat harvesting and then grafting. Also, fat is not always predictable with its “take”, and there can be a need for more than one procedure. Fine tuning with fat is also somewhat difficult and is much easier with Artefill. The apprehension behind the permanent aspec
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